Re: Mentographs a go-go

With all due respect to Charles Sanders Pierce & Shank's work,
the RDF data model was in large part inspired by a combination
of Minsky's frames and traditional predicate logic (with arity


Seth Russell wrote:

> From: "Danny Ayers" <>
> > Look what you've done now Seth, even TimBL's at it :
> >
> >
> Well, to be honest, I doubt that my efforts have even come on TimBl's radar
> screen.   There has been a long tradition of representing knowledge with
> labeled directed graphs starting (perhaps) with Charles Sanders Pierce. I
> think John Sowa was the first to have popularized them, see [1].  But for
> the record my mentography was heavily influenced not by Sowa's work, but my
> Shank's Conceptual Dependency diagrams and was developed around 1978 when I
> started working on CyberMind [2].   I discovered Sowa's and Pierce's work
> two decades later around the time I published [3].
> [1]
> [2]
> [3]
> Seth

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